Jack - Yes and No. I do enjoy learning about WWII and what Don must have been up to and I have enjoyed meeting by phone and e amil men of the BN. But I don't know if I enjoyed the time Don was gone. He had enough ingenuity to do things other men I had dated never thought to do. But I made up my mind I would not make a fuss about his absence and I think I managed that.
I know Don was not unhappy about going even though he was wounded twice and badly injured in a train wreck in Germany on his way home.
Not long before his death I told him I wished he had not gone. He said "You could not have stopped me" Then he said "I would not have missed it".
You men must have an overpowering sense of accomplishment and pride in what you acheived in WWII.
And Yes I think I had it easier than my Grands because the problems I had were simpler and so easier to cope with. And I am pleased to not be starting out newly married right now.
Do you think we maybe should e mail? Maybe we carry this somewhat beyond bounds- suppose? Mary